ABIU Pouteria caimito
The abiu is a smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. It's delicious flavour is reminiscent of crème caramel and it is sometimes used to flavour ice cream and make other desserts. The fruit is considered a delicacy for those who can grow it successfully, and it thrives in warm subtropical and tropical conditions.
It is native to South America and can be found growing wild throughout much of Amazonia. In Brazil the pulp from the plant is used medicinally, to relieve coughs and bronchitis. Of course, most people love the fruit's flavour, which is enhanced when eaten slightly chilled. Cut in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and enjoy
Plant Information or Specifications
Height when established
Is Pollination Required?
Leaf Growth Habit
Fruit Harvest Months in Australia
January - September
Customer Comments on Abiu
My country suggest that it has a mango and honey flavour | Pancy Siam - Singapore, 065 08-Apr-2006
The Abiu is one of the most delicious fruits I've ever tried. I encountered them whilst in Brazil. I just bought one for my mother in law in QLD and wish I could grow them here in Melbourne. | Scott Cox - Melbourne, VIC 06-Dec-2007
Abiu can be also grown in the Philippines. inarching as an asexual propagation method is practiced to make trees bear fruits earlier. :) | Goldie Alaban - Lagunaphilippines, 4031 04-Feb-2009
Hey Goldie, I got Abiu seeds as a gift from my uncle, loved the fruit! am in Davao, Phils and am interested in getting tips how I can grow these... can you help me with info or any sites / articles that would give me some info 'bout it? | Jose - Davao City, DAVAO 21-Mar-2009
Abius grow well here in South Florida USA and I have several fruiting seedling trees. Both produce large quality fruit with a delicious vanilla-coconut flavor. Takes about 3 years from seed to produce. | Noel Ramos - Coral Springs, FL US 24-Aug-2009
The Abiu temperter 30f above if u live cold place use hay around the tree. | Thomas Phung - El Monte, CA 07-Oct-2010
Grows well in a conservatory here in Melbourne. | Scott - Melbourne, VIC 23-Nov-2010
Z4 and e4 varieties grow well in my yard in Cairns fruiting several times a year.They are tough and can be pruned short. | Mike Trenerry - Cairns, QLD 04-Jun-2011
Hi can anybody share how the name "abiu" come about? My dad has planted a abiu fruit tree in his garden and is keen to learn more about the fruit and the tree. I would also like to ask on behalf of him if anybody knows where the Brazil plantations of Abiu | Jace - Singapore, SG 19-Apr-2012
My family grows an Abiu tree in our backyard and my dad loves it especially for its sweet caramel-like taste! It grows well here in Singapore because of the all year round tropical climate. | Jacy - Singapore, AMK 28-Apr-2012
Seedling trees are fine so long as you plant two together so they can cross pollinate. | Scott Pointing - Beerwah, QLD 02-Mar-2013
I love the Abiu fruits very much. I am having 6 trees and all of them are bearing fruits now. I will propogate them and will plant many more | Tanny Lee - Kuching, SARAW 09-May-2014
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